Dirk Nowitzki is not a Top 10 All-Time NBA player
Dirk Nowitzki became the 6th player in NBA history to score 30,000 career points. Not surprisingly, the internet has had a knee jerk reaction today, with many claiming Dirk is a Top 10 All-Time NBA player. Colin agrees that Nowitzki is an all-time great player, but he doesn’t think he’s anywhere near the Top 10. He does have a title, but he was a finesse offensive player and a sub-par defender.
Nowadays, everyone is in a rush to immediately rush to social media and claim something is the greatest thing ever right after it happens, Nowitzki is a perfect example. Colin thinks Nowitzki is a Top 50 All-Time player, just not a Top 10. It doesn’t mean he thinks he’s a bum.
“Top 10 player? Are you drunk? He’s not even a Top 5 four.”
Everyone gets better when they leave Russell Westbrook
Russell Westbrook had 58 points in a loss to the Blazers last night. The Thunder lost the game, but Westbrook put up another monster stat line. Westbrook stat-fanatics say the performance is further proof he should win NBA MVP.
Colin sees it differently. Westbrook is piling up stats in a culture that values triple-doubles above all else, but if you look how his former teammates and coaches have done after leaving OKC, they’ve all gotten better without him.
Scott Brooks is a legitimate candidate for NBA Coach of the Year in Washington, James Harden is an MVP candidate in Houston, and before his injury, Durant was having his most efficient season as a pro in Golden State.
If everyone that leaves Westbrook gets better, maybe it’s on Westbrook.
When people leave you, and when they flourish beyond you, maybe it’s no longer on them, it’s on you.
If people leave companies, people leave teams, and they do very well without you, it’s sort of a sign that maybe you’re wrong and they were right.”
Just because LaVar Ball makes people uncomfortable, doesn’t mean he’s a bad parent.
LaVar Ball’s interview with Colin drew massive amounts of reaction in sports media and the internet. Charles Barkley responded to comments Ball made about him in The Herd, and maintained that Ball’s parenting style is not the best thing for his kids.
Today, Colin defended Ball, and said that even though his parenting style makes people uncomfortable, his kids and family seem happy and play basketball with great joy. The reality is, it’s not anyone’s place to tell another person how to raise their kids. No one parents the same, no one’s parenting method is “right,” and no parent is perfect.
“Who am I to tell LaVar Ball how to raise his kids?”
Eric Mangini – Former Jets and Browns head coach is in-studio to discuss Brandon Marshall signing with the Giants; if the Browns need to make a move for Garoppolo; if Tony Romo makes sense in Denver; and why the Redskins won’t commit to Kirk Cousins.
Nick Wright – FS1 host and co-host of The Make Me Smarter Football Podcast on why he understands where LaVar Ball is coming from; why Colin has Dirk rated rated way too low on the all-time list; and his thoughts on the MVP race.
Lane Kiffin – Florida Atlantic Head Football Coach joins the show to talk about the end at Alabama; building the program at Florida Atlantic; the differences between Pete Carroll and Nick Saban; what he admires about USC head coach Clay Helton; what it likes to live outside of the Alabama bubble again; why Sark deserves credit for USC’s reemergence; and what the hell was going on with his viral recruiting video.